These 18 Shocking Pictures Will Make You Re-Think Your Own Habits

It’s no surprise that the beautiful world we live in is full of indescribable landscapes, gorgeous oceans, and breathtaking locations. But at the rate the population is going, those once gorgeous places can quickly deteriorate into wastelands. With billions of people in this world, and those of us who do not choose to recycle, the results are going to be absolutely frightening. Sometimes when you don’t see the outcome of your actions, it is easy to avoid the epidemic that is happening. Not only has it already, but it will continue to destroy our sea life, forests, and have a much greater effect on our every day lives than it has already.  Below are some eye-opening and devastating photographs from around the world showing the horrific consequences of not recycling.

These 18 Shocking Pictures Will Make You Re-Think Your Own Habits

Pollution is one of the biggest killers, affecting more than 100 million people and animals worldwide.

These 18 Shocking Pictures Will Make You Re-Think Your Own Habits

The garbage dumped in the ocean every year is roughly around 14 billion pounds. Plastic is the major constituent.

These 18 Shocking Pictures Will Make You Re-Think Your Own Habits

Pollution kills more than 1 million seabirds and 100 million mammals every year.

These 18 Shocking Pictures Will Make You Re-Think Your Own Habits

Every year around one trillion gallons of untreated sewage and industrial waste is dumped into U.S. waters.

These 18 Shocking Pictures Will Make You Re-Think Your Own Habits

This is horrible, but more than 3 million kids under the age of 5 years die every year due to environmental factors like pollution. This is something that is preventable.

These 18 Shocking Pictures Will Make You Re-Think Your Own Habits

There are more than 500 million cars in the world and by 2030 the number will rise to 1 billion. This means the pollution level will be more than double.

These 18 Shocking Pictures Will Make You Re-Think Your Own Habits

Around 1000 children die in India every year due to diseases caused from the polluted water.

These 18 Shocking Pictures Will Make You Re-Think Your Own Habits

Have I gotten your attention yet?! This pollution epidemic is horrific.

These 18 Shocking Pictures Will Make You Re-Think Your Own Habits

Pollution is something that we, as humans, have the biggest impact of changing.

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